Can someone other than a director of a company sign a power of attorney?

Introduction

Powers of attorney are one of the most common documents that need signing by a company engaging in activities in other countries. A company should always execute powers of attorney should always execute them as deeds. The reasons why powers of attorney = deeds are described in a note available on my website.

Although the common situation is that the directors sign powers of attorney for their company, sometimes there is a requirement that someone other than a director should be able to sign.

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England is not the UK for a company

Problem

Documents prepared in another country but needing signing in England by a company often state that the country of incorporation is the UK.

Technically this is incorrect. In fact the country of incorporation is the place where the registered office of the company (e.g. in England and Wales or Scotland or Northern Ireland, etc).

What is the solution?

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